Church Awarded Second Series
Welsh star CHARLOTTE CHURCH has been granted a second series of her controversial chat show in a staggering GBP1.2 million ($2.4 million) deal, even though her ratings have slumped. The VOICE OF AN ANGEL hitmaker attracted a flood of complaints with her UK TV series on Channel 4, not least because of her strong language and lack of experience. More than 2.1 million curious viewers tuned in to watch her first show last month (SEP06), by the following week they had fallen to just 1.7 million. And although her foray onto the small screen has failed to rival much-loved BBC presenter JONATHAN ROSS - who also hosts a chat show on Friday nights - her network are determined to support her. A Channel 4 insider says, "We didn't expect her to beat Jonathan Ross in her first series. "But she has hosted a cracking series and has a decent share of the Friday night audience."